PROFICIENCY 44% 58% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
55%PETAL SCHOOL DIST
48%Petal
28%Mississippi

Petal Middle School is a school servicing grades 7 to 8 and is located in the district of "PETAL SCHOOL DIST" in Petal, MS. There are a total of 652 students and 54 teachers at Petal Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1. There are a total of 351 free lunch students and 61 reduced lunch students.

Petal Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 44.0%, which is 58% higher than the Mississippi average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students652
Teachers54.28
Student/Teacher ratio12:1
Free lunch351
Reduced lunch61

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Petal Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All39%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
734%
841%
High School>= 80%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All49%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
749%
850%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Petal Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMississippiNational
Caucasian 76.1% 77.5% 47.0% 51.1%
African American 18.6% 16.2% 48.1% 15.9%
Asian 1.5% 0.9% 1.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.9% 3.1% 3.2% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.6% 2.0% 0.3% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Petal Upper Elementary School58%0.8Petal, MS
Hawkins Elementary School17%2.6Hattiesburg, MS
Hattiesburg High School22%3.2Hattiesburg, MS
Petal High School61%3.3Petal, MS
Petal Elementary57%3.4Petal, MS
Rowan Elementary School11%3.6Hattiesburg, MS
Grace Christian Elementary School15%3.9Hattiesburg, MS
Woodley Elementary School32%4.1Hattiesburg, MS
N R Burger Middle School19%4.5Hattiesburg, MS
Earl Travillion Attendance Center8%5.0Hattiesburg, MS
Thames Elementary School29%5.2Hattiesburg, MS
North Forrest Attendance Center22%6.1Hattiesburg, MS

Petal demographics profile

StatisticPetalMississippiNational
Population10,7362,989,192318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6406291
Median age36.636.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%54%55%
Speak English95%96%79%
Speak Spanish4%2%13%

Education level achieved in Petal

IndexPetalMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade86.8%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school86.1%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.6%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Petal Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.